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Orange Growth Capital (“OGC”) is a Financial Technology Investment firm founded in the fall of 2013. We invest in high growth companies primary in EMEA and prefer to invest after the seed round, when there is proof of concept and there are some revenues.

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This Cyber-attack on Bank Networks Witnessed Theft of $18 Mn

The question I am left with is if they identified the group did they identity the persons?

It has come to light that a group of Russian cybercriminals gained unauthorized access to internal payments networks of banks and stole...…

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And 2014's Worst Currency Was...Bitcoin

BITCOIN underperformed all currencies in a very volatile year!

It's been a bad year for the Russian ruble and a terrible 12 months for the Ukrainian hryvnia. But it's been a catastrophic 2014 for...…

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3 Ways Mobility Will Shape Auto Insurance in 2015

Interesting article how mobility will shape car insurance! the 3 ones are: brining efficiency back in the field, telematics and giving...

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IBM, Apple Partnership Could Yield Trove of Insurance Apps

The insurance industry is ready to be benefit from productivity and customer experience enhancements before they get disrupted

The insurance industry is a prime candidate for better mobility solutions, says IBM's insurance global leader. IBM and Apple's recently...…

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LendingClub And Billion-Dollar Valuations Are Just The Beginning For Online Lending

8 Bn loans issues...this is is still very small!

Last week marked the first ever-initial public offering for an online lending platform when LendingClub raised nearly $870 million in its...…

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As bitcoin languishes, PeerNova raises $8.6 million to refocus on blockchain

Expect to see more pivots of bitcoin companies in 2015 to Blockchain usecases

With the price of bitcoin continuing to crater, Silicon Valley-based crypto-mining outfit PeerNova has raised $8.6 million in funding to...…

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20 Of The Biggest Names In Tech Explain How They Achieve Success

Very interesting set of thoughts and wisdom of tech leaders

The relentless pace of technology requires companies to either find ways to keep up or face extinction. We've collected thoughts on...…

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How advisers can improve client outcomes by embracing data Betterment's Jon Stein offers 4 ways to b

Interesting set of recommendations how to step-up

Some financial advisers calculate tax impacts for their clients before transactions, because this information is essential in assessing...…

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Great overview of the German FinTech landscape

Great overview of the German FinTech landscape...sorry for it being in german!

Es passiert aktuell nicht nur in London eine Menge im Umfeld der Fin-Tech StartUps. Auch in Deutschland sind einige unterwegs die etwas...…

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15 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2015

We keep watching!

Wealthfront is one of the biggest players in the growing automated financial advisory space. Founded in 2011, it now has $1 billion under...…

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Big banks’ fines hit $178 billion

May be the banking sector has been an impulse for the crisis...with 178Bn of fines it has also been a booster for Government budgets....

It seems that hardly a month goes by where a bank isn't paying a huge settlement to a U.S. or European regulator over one misdeed or...…

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Lending Club nabs $9 billion valuation in IPO, challenges big banks

A big victory for the FinTech sector...and the kick-off of a great period ahead of us!

Lending Club on Thursday shot up 56 percent in its Wall Street debut, making the online lending startup one of the most valuable...…

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BlueSnap unveils new coupon and bank transfer APIs

73% of consumers are influenced by coupons...and apple pay blocks payments data insights.....

Global payment gateway BlueSnap released new Coupon and Bank Transfer APIs that will help merchants increase sales and convert shoppers...…

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Innovation: The regulatory opportunity

FCA running a full time innovation hub. In the London FinTech ecosystem, all stakeholders are contributing which is great to see from...

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The e-invoicing play for banks

eInvoicing both an opportunity to reduce costs within Financial Institutions as well as for Banks to work with their clients and...

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7 Exciting Financial Apps disrupting the Industry

Many trade/wealth oriented! but interesting to try them

The financial sector is no exception to technological disruption, with these apps below revolutionising everything from personal finance...…

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Bank Tech Budgets 2015: Allocation Forecast

Security, Digital and analytics investments go up! overall spend up 4.3%, can imagine that Banks first need to increase costs before...

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6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

gerat read! Security, IoT,e ct. all shaping the USD 125 Bn market!

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute...…

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Apple Pay Is Too Anonymous for Some Retailers

The battle for the privacy and customer! By taking away this for retailers and banks, they enhance their relative position even more!

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook loves to talk about the security features of his mobile-payments system. Apple Pay won’t collect...…

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Gartner highlights the top 10 Cloud myths

Cloud computing is uniquely susceptible to the perils of myths due to the nature, confusion and hype surrounding it, according to...…

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The Current State of Machine Intelligence

Great overview!

I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data related startup I could find — my...…

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Venture Investors See Promise In African Startups

Super interesting investment space! Home to 5 out of 12 global fastest growing economies, massive unbanked population, etc. Big momentum!

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BBVA acquires big data startup Madiva

BBVA on the move!

BBVA has acquired Spanish big data and cloud computing startup Madiva Soluciones as part of its strategy to buy up companies that are...…

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Financial Technology Financial Services Commission Names Fintech as Major Task for Next Year

FinTech all over the world!

“One of the government's core projects is a revolution in fintech,” remarked FSC Chairman Shin Jae-yoon at a policy symposium in Seoul on...…

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Julius Bär will in Fintech investieren

Julius Bar steps up FinTech investments! Great to see the next generation younger CEO's of Financial Institutions taking the lead in...

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Robo-advisors: Not for clients only

Interesting to see the trend that Firms that provide online robo-advisory services are extending that service to advisors so that they...

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Alibaba’s Alipay Now Sees Over Half Of Its Transactions In China From Mobile Devices

80 million tx per day, 50% mobile, during first year that mobile access overtook desktop access

China is in the midst of a mobile commerce boom, according to a new report from Alipay, the Alibaba-affiliated payments service that...…

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Another Data Breach, Another Dollar For Identity Management Startups

Key issue to crack for FinTech, identity management, Financials can play a key role if they get it right!

As security breaches are reported for one major corporation after another, venture investors are writing bigger checks than ever in an...…

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The 50 Best Fintech Innovators of 2014

Another FinTech 50 List, We should make a list of the lists and give each company one point per list and add them up to create the...

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Banks Urge Clients to Take Cash Elsewhere New Rules Mean Some Deposits Aren’t Worth It, J.P. Morgan,

Time to reinvent Savings and Deposits!

Banks are urging some of their largest customers in the U.S. to take their cash elsewhere or be slapped with fees, citing new regulations...…

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A Bitcoin Battle Is Brewing

Following the media and sentiments feel the Bitcoin battle is calming down and the Blockchain search is heading on. Also feel that most...

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Royal Bank of Scotland under fire after asking employees to give up their spare time to carry out DI

Don't get the problem, small retailers do all of this....bring entrepreneurship back in the branch!

The Newmilns Branch of the RBS THE Royal Bank of Scotland has come under fire after asking employees to give up their spare time to...…

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Financial Advisor Becomes Robo-Advisor

ROBO advisory, the new way to go!

NOVEMBER 2014 • JEFF SCHLEGEL Tom White used to be a human financial advisor. Now he runs a fully automated virtual advisor called...…

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Silicon Valley's hottest startup is scaring insurance brokers and fighting regulators

We love insurance distribution, ready for disruption!

Zenefits wants to cut out the insurance industry middleman. Investors see opportunity. Utah sees a threat. Parker Conrad wants to do...…

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Segmint, others building off 'very hot' finance tech market

Interesting to see how traction will go in Europe seen several of the Payment insight lead start-ups, so far more promise than impact

Segmint Inc. recently received a $9 million investment to manage increased demand for services. Segmint's data-driven technologies...…

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Bad debt relief – the chancellor’s boost for peer-to-peer lenders

Great move of the UK regulator, who is really helping to create a level playing field!

The idea is to bypass banks and match investors with their ideal borrower. Rates are great, but it can be risky. Now George Osborne has...…

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TD Bank-Moven Deal: A Smart Move

Increasing partnerships in the ecosystem and Financial Services partnering with start-ups to provide more and faster services to their...

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7 Banks Integrated Touch ID, 2 More to Follow

Smart of Apple to open up the apple id to 3rd parties, resilience of the security of the apple database with finger id's will be key to...

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Earthport and Ripple Bring Crypto Tech to Cross-Border Payments

These are places where blockchain can make material impacts!

The problem in the past of moving money cross-border is a combination of dated technology and a dated model," said Hank Uberoi, CEO...…

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A phoneful of dollars

Mobile lead disruption of Financial Services

Guards in khaki uniforms wield ancient British rifles as men in crisp white dhotis and women in colourful saris direct the flow of...…

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UK Government issues call to action on bank APIs

The Utilization of banking....the current account data was a core asset the industry had

The UK Government is to launch a 'Call for Evidence' on how APIs could be used in banking to improve transparency and help customers...…

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Dutch Banks to explore Blockchain infrastructure

we expect to see more of this. Not known to many, but with Adyen, Global Collect and the Big Banks Netherlands has a history in payment...

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Apple Pay: Big questions remain about what U.S. merchants get out of it

Interesting facts 56% of people want to do mobile payments...but only in 3% of places they shop it can be done....

You’ll pardon U.S. merchants for not throwing a parade for Apple Pay. Consumer research reports that came out in advance of the...…

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Indiegogo Is Testing Optional Insurance Fees For Crowdfunded Products

Let's see how many VC's will use this Insurance, Launch protection, Traction protection, Exit protection, love it!

It looks like the company is responding with a new feature that offers backers some peace of mind about their investment. The company...…

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Barclays begins in-branch beacon technology trial

Several interesting start-ups providing solutions with Beacon for information as well as online-offline conversion and understanding...

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11 Insights from 2 Years of Fintech Investments

Great set of Facts on FinTech

At Let’s Talk Payments, we have been keeping track of prominent investments in the payments industry. Here are some exclusive insights...…

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Is the UK on course to become the world's 'fintech' capital?

According to a recent study from Bloomberg, London now has 44,000 fintech workers, more than Silicon Valley and New York.

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